Hand-tinted (3″ x 5″) glass lantern slide of Bagatelle Garden, Paris, France, ca. 1930, photographer unknown.
Below: two details.
The Archives hold over 60,000 photos and records documenting 6,300 historic and contemporary American gardens. At its core are almost 3,000 hand-colored glass lantern and 35mm slides donated by the Garden Club of America.
It’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show time! Their website is here.
The New York Times reports on how gnomes will be allowed in the show this year (only), here. In the Herald (Dublin), “Diarmuid Gavin has branded the Chelsea Flower Show ‘dull’ and described Prince Harry’s garden at the centenary exhibition as ‘bad,’” here.
Studio ‘g’ has photos of the Best in Show winner — the Australian garden — here, and they promise more pictures to come. Also, check out The Galloping Gardener’s report, here (thanks to GD by CM) — Gardenista’s, here – and The Enduring Gardener’s, here. Anne Wareham of thinkinGardens comments on two of this year’s entries, here.
Sources for seeds for cow parsley — plant of the moment at this year’s show, according to Gardenista – here.
Where have you found good photos or reviews of the show?